Upon receiving the donations the situation became a bit noisy, as the children became ecstatic trying on their new, precious belongings for the first time. Most of the shoes fit their new owners, but a few had to exchange with each other to get the right size. One child, a kindergartner, found himself with shoes much larger than his feet, but he did not make comment or complain. He tried them on seriously, observed the situation carefully and wrapped his new belongings again in a plastic bag -- he'll surely grow in to them soon enough"
This reminds me of my sister and I visiting slums in Jakarta and handing out simple shoes, school bags and whatnot with a friend's charity. They were jumping with joy!
Trust me, if you want your money to stretch a long way in these hard economic times, there's no better way than donating a little to Indonesian kids.